Let The Tomato Throwing Commence!

You may not agree with what I’m about to say, and that’s okay.

Because when it comes to making money online, you have to do whatever floats your boat – whatever works for you.

Most every online marketing expert teaches this two-step process for having tremendous success with your business:

1.) Identify problems people are having.

2.) Offer (sell) them the solutions.

Sounds great and it’s not bad advice.

Millions of people turn to the internet every day searching for solutions to everything from acne to a zipper that’s stuck.  It’s just a fact of life.

Someone who’s suffering with back pain in the middle of the night doesn’t go to their local emergency room anymore – without checking the internet FIRST – hoping to find some information that will bring them relief.

Can you prosper from selling solutions to back pain and a myriad of other problems people are having?  Absolutely – if that’s what floats your boat.

I lean in that “other” direction.

I believe you’ve got to be highly motivated to get up every day and sit down at your computer.  Otherwise, the novelty of making money online and all the hard work required to have success at it will wear off pretty quickly.

When your motivation starts to fizzle out and you’re no longer inspired, working online can become a chore and begin to feel more like a j-o-b.  You know, that obligatory thing a lot of people want to stop being a slave to?

So I’m going to come right out and say that I think the best and biggest success you’ll experience online is by creating a business that’s directly related to your passions in life.

When you can authentically communicate your expertise, talents, and skills to your target audience, you’ve got a much better chance of having a successful online business.

So before you throw a tomato my way …

What are your thoughts? (I’ll be able to read them better without tomato juice and seeds running down my face)

  • Melanie –

    It is a funny thing that people tell you that you can be successful doing something you do not like as long as others want it… Hmmm… I think it depends on what the definition of SUCCESS is. I am sure I can earn a lot of money, but I would be miserable. Is that success? Or, if I take this thought to the extremes… If I rob a bank will I be successful? I don’t think so!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Be Well.
    Paul.
    http://www.AllAboutGratitude.com

    • Never thought of it quite that way, Paul. Thanks so much for sharing your insights!

      Not everyone will feel the same way about this issue and that’s perfectly all right. For some, “passion” isn’t important – only the “pennies”.

      Glad you got 12 hours of sleep after that spectacular event you helped with – the photo on your blog was beautiful!

  • I so love working online that I can’t imagine it ever becoming a “chore.” Yes, there is discipline involved but I find it such an ever-changing business that I never get bored! If you go with your passion, the money will follow. It’s that simple 🙂

    • Whew! That’s 1 for passion. 🙂 Thanks, Martha.

      And don’t get me wrong. As long as you’re excited about your business and energized by it, it will NEVER become a chore. I just believe, as you do, that you must work at something you’re passionate about.